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Old 05-29-2008, 04:04 PM
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This is the first year I'm trying to grow zinnias from seed and I have a few questions for anyone familiar with growing them. First, do they ever reseed themselves and second how quickly do they grow from seed because these guys are very small yet and I planted them mid April. I've never grown them before and last yr. when I finally made up my mind to grab some plants to stick in I had a heck of a time trying to find any. So I figured I'd attempt seeds. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:40 PM
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I plant them from seed yearly. Mine always bloom and grow like crazy. I will thry to find a photo of mine last year......Once they germinate,they go crazy.

I adore them.. Let me go see if I can find my photo.

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Old 05-29-2008, 06:48 PM
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Here are mine last summer.





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Old 05-29-2008, 07:58 PM
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So, we collect the seeds from these to plant next year? Or we have to buy seeds every year? Just wondering.
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:04 PM
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It's funny you put those pictures up. My grandfather always planted zinnias and cosmos. He's been gone for a while now but your pictures brought back such memories I think I will find a spot and put some zinnias this year. My grandma always had a vase of them in the house during the summer. I'm also envious of the size of your vegetable garden. what I wouldn't give for that!
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:14 PM
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One more question. Do they bloom all summer?
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:18 PM
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Thanks Jdk, And gardening mom......
First .Yes I picked the seeds off the year before and made a huge row last year .....My world would be dead without zinnias......
I am doing it again this year.. I think the lower side this time......Kicking the corn out I think.....

Dont be envious of the size, I am on a small farm.......I am a working fool.

gardeningmom, I am tickled that I remind you of grandpa. I do cosmos too, but rather do zinnias........I got many raves of that patch last time.

Thanks for looking in.

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Old 05-29-2008, 08:41 PM
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They seem to grow fairly easy but I think they like a bit warmer weather, I also grow cosmos which are easy and I have been transplanting them cause they come up alot. You can save seed from both.There is a new zinnia green envy, anyone have luck with that from seed, or peppermint stick? I got the new seashell cosmo seed haven't planted yet, Good luck. When zinnias start out with a few leaves they kinda remind me of a way a sunflower leaf looks at first.

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Old 05-29-2008, 08:42 PM
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I hope mine look as good as yours do Bali. Very nice.
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:21 PM
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Hey! I love zinnias too. I grow tons of them every year. Then I gather the seeds at the end of the season. I really didn't even replant this year, because I had so many come back volunteer. I have a ton of seed if anyone would like to have some. They re so pretty & super easy to grow. The more you cut them for bouquets, the more they bloom.....all the way til frost.http://www.plantswap.net/forum/image...tras/party.gif
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Hi Trumpetvine! Hey what kind of zinnias do you have? I would like some.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:03 AM
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Thanks everyone and good luck Yours will be prettier than mine.
Wait for the Photos here......

They are great till frost once they start.. More awes then you can emagine.
I do the Spider ones also and love them.
I have the green seed......Didnt plant yet.

did have them last year.
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fungus problem


seems like zinnias are supposed to be easy, worry free and to grow on their own. Mine have some white stuff on them, looks like a fungus.
what to do?

any suggestions are appreciated

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Old 05-30-2008, 11:42 AM
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Its possible for them to reseed. Cosmos reseed definatly. My zinnias take off in mid to late summer. I live in zone 4 so would have to agree with the statement that they like warmth. It took awhile for them to boom but when they did WOW!!I did save seeds and plant them so I have to wait awhile to see them bloom.
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I get lots of japanese beetles on mine later ..However they're still good.
No white stuff.Unless that is something coming this year.
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